Roadside Stand


There are roadside fruit and vegetable stands everywhere in Jeddah. You can just pull over and buy fresh tomatoes or cucumbers without having to go into a store or even getting out of the car if you don’t want to. The two men are wearing the typical traditional Saudi garb – the long white dress called thobe and the plain white or red and white checkered scarf called ghuttra or shumagg, respectively.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Roadside Stand

  1. Grami says:

    Vegtables are much less expensive in SA than in, say, the UK. Better still, you even can haggle about the price.

    • You are absolutely right. The food prices here are amazingly cheap. My husband just brought home a package of six huge submarine sandwich rolls and the whole thing cost one riyal, which is 25 cents US. Most produce is extremely cheap here.

  2. Chiara says:

    Great photo! and I would absolutely love these!

  3. Dina says:

    That’s real service! Nice.

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